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for having this hearing today. i'm going to focus on prop k in particular which is the half cent sales tax for transportation in san francisco. however, there are a lot of funding programs that are available to address pedestrian safety, and the challenge is how to balance the various opportunities to address it in a strategic manner. is there enough funding? no. but i think we have an opportunity with the strategy to figure out the ways to address the highest need areas in a strategic way. in the past there hasn't been a clear vision how to put together the program of projects so what we're looking for with the five year prioritization programs is moving in the right direction to link transportation investments and the efforts of the pedestrian safety task force with safety goals and prop k is flexible in that regard. it can fund basically all of the transportation infrastructure improvements that you heard discussed today. tomorrow you have continental walks and safe to routes program and next month curb signals and curb ramps. we leverage federal and state grants for all of these p
it onto the ballot and have it pass overwhelmingly. prop e, business tax reform, one of those eternal debates at city hall about how do we actually move forward forming our business tax. we were able to put that 09ctionv ballot and it passed overwhelmingly. the debate on tics has been going on for a long time and it's one of those eternal debates at city hall. and i am pleased that we potentially have a resolution that will balance the needs of our many citizens this this -- or many residents, i should say, of this city, whether renters or tic owners, being able to find that common ground. ~ in this i will note to those who have been critical of the legislation that supervisor farrell and i introduced, i'll be honest, i didn't see very much dialogue about how to move forward to resolution before the legislation was actually pending. sides were extremely polarized and there was no -- i don't think that there was any meaningful discussion of how do we come up with some sort of legislation that everyone can live with and move forward. we now potentially have that. and sometimes even thou
of the tax exempt obligations by the kaeft enterprise development authority in an aggregate principal amount not-to-exceed $9 million finance and refinance various capital facilities owned by the progress foundation. >> we will hear from the controller's office of public demands. >> good morning, members of the budget and finance committee my name is (inaudible) and this approves the tax exempt of interest and it is a refunding of prior obligations for savings. and the resolution acknowledges that the public hearing was held by our office and should we have any questions on the project itself there are representative to answer the questions. there is no fiscal payment for the city and the city is not responsible for the repayment on those. >> thank you for the clarifications. any questions? >> we will open it up to public comment? does anybody want to comment on item three? step up. okay. public comment is closed. we move to item three forward with recommendation and we can do so without objection. >> could you call item four? >> resolution urging the retirement board of the employee retirem
for public land. san franciscans for fair taxes and better city services. yes on e, coalition of [speaker not understood] labor unions and tech companies. keep san francisco green. no on prop a, coalition of ecology, labor, business and environmentalists, major funding by [speaker not understood]. [speaker not understood]. rodrigo santos [speaker not understood] 2012. reelect supervisor david chiu 2012. protect our benefits, teachers, nurses, neighbors supporting eric mar for 2012 sponsored by san francisco labor council, san francisco labor council, labor and neighbors independent expenditure political action committee, building owners and managers association of san francisco political action committee, expenditures a.k.a. boma s.f. p-a-c ie. san francisco for women accountability supervisor opposing christina olague 2012. coalition for a safer california. committee on jobs, government reform fund. san francisco democratic county central committee. mayor ed lee for san francisco committee. coalition for sensible government major funding by san francisco association of realtors. san fran
on the first read. item 18. >> item 18 is a resolution approving the issuance of tax exempt obligation by the california enterprise development authority in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 9 million to finance and refinance various capital facilities owned by the progress foundation. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 19. >> item 19 is an ordinance [speaker not understood] general fund reserve of approximately 4.3 million to support shortfalls in the sheriff's department for fiscal year 2012 through 13. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, this is a supplemental that came before our budget and finance committee last week from our sheriff's department. it's the third supplemental we've seen this budget season. the first of the public defenders which is going to be coming back for another hearing soon and second obviously the department of public health supplemental. the reason for the supplemental were twofold. one, unknown workers' compensation costs due to a few big claims that were not predicted last year as we
district eight, voters and tax payers. i thank supervisor kim for having this hearing on this issue, but we should also fix our sidewalks where pedestrians walk. bulging sidewalks, broken concrete needs to be fixed so we don't have trip and fall accidents that hurt everyone. also bicycles chill. pedestrians along with skate boarders are a major problem in new district eight, and i want to talk about the signage that went up at market and guerrero. i have been voicing my concern about this for a long time, so i want to thank supervisor kim for the new signage that was put up there, sore maybe scott wiener but somebody -- definitely my coming here often enough and talking about traffic calming at that intersection is really important, but fixing the sidewalks in front of little hollywood laundromat and the orbit room and hhp would help a lot. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is [inaudible]. i'm a resident of district 6 which is the most dangerous area in the city to live and to work for all the pedestrians. as a [inaudible] member our family created soma's
tax on the poorest of san francisco citizens. let me tell you, recently i ran into a san francisco resident and citizen who hasn't been to a library in more than 7 years. and that's because this person lost a borrowed videotape. the bill for the replacement was more than this person could afford to pay and there was no payment plan offered, no reduction offered, and no alternative to payment. or some way to work it out, for example, by volunteering to help the library or the public in some way. seven years of no library use because of one lost video. the point of the story is that fines and fees are a huge barrier to library use and the library in part recognizes that by giving kids free fines and seniors half off the usual adult 10 cents a fine. but those barriers should be removed entirely and that's something that you can [inaudible]. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. if you could please speak on the microphone. that's on the overhead. thank you. >>> hi, my name is neil dahani. i sit on the board of san francisco beautiful and also the neighborhood association no
to finish your comments. >> sure, thanks. >> also we have already seen china impose carbon tax and from a purely capitalist point of view, shell oil has noted that fossil fuels are going to make-up as much as 37 percent of total energy used over the decades where renewables. considering the tiny scale of the fuels, the tiny scale of renewable scale. and i know that as an investment manager, that one is stealing the market shares and i know where i want to place my bets. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> next speaker, please? >> good morning. my name is rebecasolmat and i am a history writer and i am an author of 13 books, many about the city and thank you for letting me sit here and thank you supervisor avalos for your visionary leadership. i want this in the history of the nation and the identity of the city and to be against slavery in 1840 was to be a dreamer and a radical and a political extremist, to be against in 1940 was to be a common, and decent ordinary human being, abolishing slavery erased 4 billion dollars in privately held assets, and doing so did not come easy. you c
nationwide. ~ those people then spend their wages and pay taxes. by increasing the time, income, and resources for parents and caregivers of young children, we are building a solid foundation for lifelong development. children who attend early education programs have the benefit of relating to other students which can increase their social skills. children who have experience early childhood education are more socially competent in their preschool, kindergarten and school age years. in san francisco we still need over 15,000 slots for infants and preschool combined. there are approximately 36,785 children under the age of 13 and families with income levels eligible for child care subsidies. though children represent 42% of the city's child population. the need is great and it's unfulfilled right now. teachers and caregivers who provide our children with lifelong skills are invaluable to our society and we need to value and recognize their tremendous worth. today there are over 2000 early education and care providers in san francisco serving our young children in licensed facilit
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